The VISA score: an index of severity of symptoms in patients with jumper's knee (patellar tendinosis). Victorian Institute of Sport Tendon Study Group.

@article{Visentini1998TheVS,
  title={The VISA score: an index of severity of symptoms in patients with jumper's knee (patellar tendinosis). Victorian Institute of Sport Tendon Study Group.},
  author={P J Visentini and Karim M. Khan and Jill L. Cook and Z. Stephen Kiss and Peter Rex Harcourt and John Dennis Wark},
  journal={Journal of science and medicine in sport},
  year={1998},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={
          22-8
        }
}
Symptoms of jumper's knee (patellar tendinosis) are not easily quantified and this may explain why there are no evidence-based guidelines for managing the condition. [...] Key Method Thus we devised and tested the Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment (VISA) questionnaire. The brief questionnaire assesses (i) symptoms, (ii) simple tests of function and (iii) ability to play sport. Six of the eight questions are scored on a visual analogue scale from 0-10 with 10 representing optimal health.Expand
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